BookDragon Books for the Diverse Reader

Ninja! by Arree Chung

Ninja by Arree Chung on BookDragonThe text here is all about serious preparation (“a thick ninja stick”), effective tactics (“must master the element of … SURPRISE!”), and show proper follow-through on reaching the ultimate goal (“must … remain undetected, and find the sacred cup”). The energetic, engaging illustrations tell a somewhat different story, highlighting humor and adventure with nonstop delight. Debut author Arree Chung has definitely figured out the perfect combination for a knock-out punch indeed.

Our courageous ninja begins in his father’s closet (who surely has a penchant for purple attire), where he finds the perfect polka-dotted headband to inspire his next mission. He “sneaks, creeps, tumbles, hides, and is fast on his feet.” His obstacles are many – from the actual to the imaginary (dragons unite!). He’s got quite an ambitious plan … but as long as he “believe[s] in his ability to rebound and overcome all challenges,” success is just around the corner. Right??!!

Well … so Mommy might have an alternative opinion about how it all goes down (thank goodness Baby Sister is still teachable, ahem!), but then life is all about perspective, right?

Readers: Children

Published: 2014


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